Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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@Bill Moffitt
by Bernard Sumner on Thu 21st Nov 2002 09:29 UTC

> Sun only supports open standards it can control,
> like GNOME. Yeah. It's our total control over the
> GNOME community that has enabled us to get
> GNOME 2.0 out [cut].

Well Bill Moffitt, this is such a TRUE statement. Ironically but TRUE. Your company is responsible for the big GNOME 2 mistake. Why did your company stick the nose into a project that wasn't done by your company ? The only things you contributed to GNOME is DICTATORSHIP, TOTAL CONTROL, A11Y, some ICON themes and 2 questionable usability persons that totally f*cked up the GNOME UI and usability. My company and I don't plan to support your business with free open source projects.

Again this is my opinion.